Leading Research Fellows of IGITI Alexander Dmitriev and Boris Stepanov took part in the Annual Convention of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies), held in Chicago on November 9–12.
IGITI researchers Julia Ivanova and Pavel Sokolov participated in the international workshop "Language, Foreignness, Openness: Three Disciplinary Perspectives", held in Queen Mary University of London on November 17–18. Julia Ivanova presented a paper on "Linguis loquentur novis: Plurality of Languages аs a Malediction аnd a Way to Salvation", and Pavel Sokolov has dedicated his talk to "Antonio Genovesi (1712–1769): The Study of Modern Languages as a Foundation Stone of the National Common Sense".
Research fellow of IGITI Aleksei Pleshkov became a member of the Society for Philosophy of Time (SPoT). SPoT is a network for researches working on the philosophy of time. This includes the metaphysics of time, the nature of persistence through time as well as linguistic references to the present moment. SPoT explicitly encourages an interdisciplinary approach, including results from physics, psychology and linguistics.
International Conference 'Academic Revolutions?' Understanding Conceptual Renewal and Institutional Innovation in the Modern World
On October 12-13 "'Academic Revolutions?' Understanding conceptual renewal and institutional innovation in the Modern World" conference was held in IGITI. The goal of the conference was to discuss issues in such fields as the history of natural and social sciences and humanities as well as contemporary sociology of knowledge and sociology of ideas in their application to changes in scientific outlook and academic practices since the early modern period, including the Big Science and the trends of the twenty-first century.
Research Assistant of IGITI Ilya Guryanov participated in a conference "I Think, Therefore I Teach: Evolutions in Early Modern Education", held in University of Leuven, Belgium, on October 26-27. He presented a talk "Philosophizing Physicians Between Christian Wolff’s Philosophy and Rhetoric: the Case of 'Abhandlung von der Schönheit des menschlichen Körpers' (1746) by E.A. Nicolai".
Oleg Morozov has participated in a meeting of The International Commission for the History of Universities
Junior Research Fellow of IGITI, lecturer of the School of History Oleg Morozov has participated in an annual meeting of The International Commission for the History of Universities (CIHU-ICHU). This year it was held in Taiwan and was organized by Academia Sinica. Oleg presented a talk "In the Service of the State? Three Centuries of the Russian Academy of Sciences".
Indiana University Press has published a book "A Generation of Revolutionaries: Nikolai Charushin and Russian Populism from the Great Reforms to Perestroika", written by Tatiana Saburova, Chief Research Fellow of Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, and Ben Eklof, Professor of History at Indiana University. See the book abstract.
The VII Poletayev Readings, an annual conference in memory of the founder of the Institute Andrey Poletaev, were held at Higher School of Economics on September 22. See an overview of presentations.
The VII Poletayev Readings, an annual conference in memory of the founder of the Institute Andrey Poletaev, are to be held at Higher School of Economics on September 22. This year's topic is "Humanities in the third millenium". Sessions will be focused on conceptual problems, the turn to the Oriental in European antiquity studies, contemporary culture and university studies.
Aleksei Pleshkov participated in a conference "Reception of Ancient Political Ideas and Models in Modern European Culture till the end of the 20th Century" at the University of Zielona Góra (Poland).